Novak, Mrs. Mary H.,
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre. Age 87 years. The daughter of the late Leslie and Bertilla (Legendre) Rodger, Mary was born August 18, 1929 in Michigan. She married Richard A. Novak Sr. on June 16, 1951. He predeceased her January 29, 2013. Mary was a previous member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and a current member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She was a member of the Saginaw Garden Club and the Saginaw County Lawyers Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed gardening and loved time spent with her family especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, four sons and their spouses, Cynthia and Dennis Herzog, Marquette; Richard Novak Jr. and his wife Mary Lynn, Rochester; Jeffrey Novak, Naples, Florida; Thomas and Kerry Novak, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Mary Patricia and Robert Kennedy, Saginaw; Matthew and Kathleen Novak, Aurora, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Boyer and Edith Rodger; several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by two brothers Terrence and Bernard Rodger.
Mary’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre for their loving and compassionate care.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State Street in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Thai Hung Nguyen will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Family and friends will pray the Rosary 3:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to EWTN.